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8/26/2020 11:32 AM

Magnifying tasks lamps are an important tool for anyone who works in industrial assembly or inspection, including those in the electronic and pharmaceutical industries. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know how to find...
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8/19/2020 9:26 AM

Q Source has been a supplier of products for commercial industrial assembly and production environments since 1984. Over the years, we have spent a lot of time working with those in the pharmaceutical industry and have forged relationships with...
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8/17/2020 12:58 PM

SCS Guest BlogAre your static and moisture sensitive components protected by your packaging? Learn how to minimize potential product failures by protecting your products from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and moisture during the manufacture, transportation, and storage process.Why are...
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8/12/2020 2:25 PM

Since 1984, Q Source has been distributing products for commercial industrial assembly and production environments. During this time, we have worked a lot with those in the electronic industry. We have worked closely with customers to understand all facets...
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8/5/2020 9:39 AM

A well-organized warehouse can lead to increased productivity and efficiency. With a well-thought-out organization system, you can cut down on the time spent searching for parts. At Q Source, we offer storage solutions from Quantum Storage...
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7/29/2020 5:14 PM

Coronavirus has changed the way we operate businesses and interact with each other. It might be awhile before things return to normal social practices. In the meantime, it’s important to take extra precautions for your business to maintain...
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7/22/2020 9:01 AM

We all know washing our hands is an important step to take to help reduce the spread of illnesses and viruses. When it comes to COVID-19, sometimes you may want or need a bit of extra protection, which...
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7/21/2020 12:02 AM
SCS Guest Blog

Today we will focus on the overall selection process for ESD bags: from choosing the correct type of material all the way through to determining the right size for your application. Sounds complicated? Honestly – it...
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7/15/2020 2:23 PM

Many of us are unfamiliar with the practice of wearing face masks. We’re used to seeing them as something you only wear at the doctor’s office if you’re sick, but we’re in different times now...
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7/9/2020 5:49 AM

Disinfecting is more than just cleaning, and it’s only effective when done correctly. If done improperly, you risk not killing the germs that live on surfaces and objects, which heightens the risk of spreading viruses in turn. Finding...
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6/23/2020 10:10 AM
Metcal has recently introduced the new GT90 and GT120 Soldering Systems. We believe these will be the best in class performers because of their patent pending inductive heating with adjustable temperature technology. Both units are single port soldering systems with...
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6/22/2020 10:28 AM
SCS Guest Blog
If your company has an ESD Control Program per ANSI/ESD S20.20 in place, you need to define ESD protective packaging for ESD sensitive items (ESDs).The Organization shall prepare an ESD Control Program Plan...
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6/19/2020 12:49 PM

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are often used interchangeably when we talk about removing and killing germs and bacteria. While they have some similarities between them, they each have different purposes.CleaningCleaning is the most general and basic of the...
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6/17/2020 11:17 AM
Not all jobs can be done from home, especially when it comes to assembly and production industries. When a job requires employees to be present in a warehouse, laboratory, or office, it’s important to take extra steps to ensure...
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6/1/2020 4:11 PM

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), "Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population." Studies have demonstrated that ergonomically challenged workstations can lead to medical problems and...
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4/28/2020 3:58 PM
New Web Feature for Q Source

We have added a new feature to our website making the customer experience  even more seamless. The Quote module allows the user to browse/shop our online catalog as you would...
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3/9/2020 9:11 AM


Brazing, soldering, and welding are three closely linked methods used to join together pieces of metal. All three methods require heat, thus also requiring safety equipment, meticulously cleaned and maintained tools of the trade, as well as clean...
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3/6/2020 4:00 PM
If you’re into electronics, wiring, or metals, you enjoy building and fixing things, and you like to work with your hands, you can rest assured that soldering is an excellent pastime for your interests. It’s a fun and...
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3/6/2020 11:26 AM

Cleanrooms are controlled, contaminant-free environments used in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, medical-device production, and other critical-process manufacturing in which airborne particulates and chemical vapors can compromise operations. Q Source is a global distributor of...
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3/5/2020 11:54 AM

There’s some common advice our parents might have shared early on that can see us through — and help avoid — many repair projects: you’ve got to take good care of your things.So simple, yet so true. And...
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3/4/2020 5:34 PM
Stormy weather can cause lightning and thunder which are considered Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events on a grand scale.  These events are colorful and dramatic, but are not the forms of static electricity that we are focusing on here. The...
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3/4/2020 5:00 PM
There are certainly some similarities between electrostatic-sensitive devices (ESDs) and anti-static materials, chief among them the fact that they are both designed to prevent electrostatic discharges for the purposes of protection, typically when working with highly sensitive materials...
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3/4/2020 9:11 AM
A trusty tool to have among your soldering supplies is tip tinner, which will help to remove oxide buildup and keep your soldering tip clean and functioning at peak performance.
With prolonged use, soldering tips will eventually start to...
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1/7/2020 1:47 PM
Making Repetitive Orders Easy
Replenishment orders take up valuable time and come more frequently than most of us would like. They can be especially tedious when your order varies so little you've memorized the part numbers your...
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12/5/2019 10:09 AM
Innovative Automation
Innovation is the process of introducing a new idea, while automation creates a process that will function without direct human intervention. Until recently those processes would been separate. Innovate, then Automate. Consider the way we get our...
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10/14/2019 2:42 PM
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY WITH ADVANCED METROLOGY SYSTEMS
The overall goal of lean manufacturing is to minimize waste and improve productivity whilst maintaining exceptional value for the customer. A significant part of this process is an effective quality control system, which...
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10/3/2019 12:31 AM
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A STEREO MICROSCOPE

A stereo microscope is the preferred tool of choice for an extremely varied range of general and precision magnification tasks, typically in the 2x - 100x magnification range, but could be...
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9/30/2019 12:43 PM
ADDING TO THE 3D ARSENAL IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
3D technology is a cornerstone of additive manufacturing, whether it’s 3D software creating files to guide the manufacturing process or 3D printers producing a product component. The DRV-Z1 now...
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3/15/2019 3:05 PM

Creating a Web account on QSource.com is quick, easy, and full of benefits. Read on for more details, or if you're eager to get started, head over to our site and click on "My Account."   From...
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2/27/2019 10:19 AM
The JBC NASE-1C NANO Premium Series ESD-Safe 120V Digital Soldering Station was designed for micro soldering and desoldering of small-size components like 0201 & 0402 chips, etc. This complete station includes the Nano Soldering Iron NT205-A...
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2/19/2019 10:42 AM

The Simco-Ion Top Gun 3 Ionizing Blow-Off Gun Provides Efficient Cleaning & Rapid Static Discharge
The Simco 4006599 Top Gun™3 Ionizing Blow-off Gun is a high-reliability ionizing air gun for a variety of...
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12/13/2018 4:34 PM
Static Solutions
Static Solutions’ Guest Blog offers a solution to the electrostatic discharge that is common (and potentially dangerous) this time of year. As the seasons change from warm to cold, so too can the risk of static. Typically...
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11/13/2018 8:57 AM
< by Fritz Maskrey, Vice President, Business Development, TechNiGlove InternationalTechNiGlove’s Fritz Maskrey looks at the allergic reaction that’s come to be known as a “nitrile allergy.” When one thinks of allergies in the disposable glove world, the words...
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7/23/2018 11:19 AM
by ASG-Jergens, ASG’s Guest Blog provides tips for properly tightening threaded fasteners One of the most important facets of working with threaded fasteners is knowing the torque requirements. Once you know the torque that you need to apply...
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6/15/2018 12:56 PM
ASG’s Guest Blog offers a solution to avoiding work-related repetitive stress injuries, cutting costs, and boosting productivity OSHA has cited that work-related musculoskeletal disorders or ergonomic injuries have direct costs of “$15 to $20 billion per year...
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